CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
BALLET HISPANICO COMPANY
||All positions are filled at this time.
||Seeking an Institutional Giving Manager .
||All positions are filled at this time.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH FACULTY
||Seeking Teaching Artists.
INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS
||Seeking a Development Intern.
Institutional Giving Manager Reports to:
Director of Development About the Organization
Ballet Hispanico explores, preserves, and celebrates Latino cultures through dance. Founded by Tina Ramirez in 1970, the organization has been under the Artistic Direction of Eduardo Vilaro for the past five years. Ballet Hispanico’s programs include a professional Company with an annual New York season and cumulative national/international touring to an audience of nearly 3 million; a School of Dance unique in its emphasis on ballet, contemporary and Spanish dance as its core curriculum, serving nearly 700 students annually; and Education and Outreach, with arts education programs that serve over 1,200 New York City school children through long-term residencies and thousands more through national outreach programs. Ballet Hispanico is headquartered in its own 21,000 sq. ft. dance facility on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Now entering its 43rd year, Ballet Hispanico has an operating budget of approximately $5 million, with a 2.5:1 ratio of contributed to earned income. Institutional giving represents approximately 25% of contributed income. For further information: www.ballethispanico.org
. Position Summary
The Institutional Giving Manager is a key member of the 3.5 person Development department and is a full-time employee of Ballet Hispanico, reporting to the Director of Development. The Institutional Giving Manager will be responsible for soliciting, securing and stewarding support from foundations, corporations and government agencies. Additional responsibility for Corporate support is shared with the Marketing department. He/she will manage a robust portfolio and implement strategies for renewing and increasing gifts, and support the cultivation and stewardship of current institutional funders. The Institutional Giving Manager is responsible for interfacing with key program officers and other institutional stakeholders; as well as writing proposals and reports, researching prospects, and helping to develop new funding partnerships to maximize revenue opportunities. The goal of this position is to increase the number of institutional donors while strengthening relationships with ongoing supporters, as Ballet Hispanico continues to expand its programs to a broader audience. Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications / Skills
- Working closely with the Director of Development, develop and implement institutional fundraising strategies to secure support from foundations, corporate foundations, and government agencies on the federal, state, and local levels.
- Prepare and deliver timely and strategic grant proposals, reports, acknowledgements, presentations, and other documents; oversee other communications to institutional funders and government officials as needed.
- Coordinate with program and finance staff to gather and track factual and anecdotal information to use for proposals and reports.
- Maintain grants calendar to ensure all grant reporting requirements are fulfilled in a comprehensive and timely manner.
- Interface with foundation program officers to strategize, implement and report on progress of Ballet Hispanico’s priorities and programs; includes hosting institutional representatives at Ballet Hispanico rehearsals, company performances and other special events.
- Cultivate new grant opportunities by conducting key research to identify institutional prospects. Prepare and submit letters of intent to identify new funding sources in New York City and key target markets positioned for revenue growth.
- In conjunction with Development Director, develop quarterly revenue projections for institutional program in preparation for Board meetings and budget planning.
- Strategize and implement institutional donor recognition plan, including listings in performance programs, website, and other printed materials.
- A minimum of five years of experience in New York City-based institutional giving, particularly in the preparation of major grant proposals to foundation and government agencies; knowledge of national funding community a plus.
- A proven track record of obtaining foundation and government support, preferably with a performing arts organization.
- Exceptional writing skills and meticulous attention to deadlines and details.
- Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in a creative and fast-paced environment.
- Skill in budget preparation.
- Proficiency in Microsoft programs required; knowledge of fundraising database, Raiser’s Edge, a plus.
- Bi-lingual skill is an advantage, but not required.
- Bachelor’s required; advanced degree preferred.
Competitive salary, including benefits Start Date:
September 2013 Application Process
Candidates are invited to send a letter of interest, resume, one writing sample, and salary history to: Carolina Pusterla, Director of Development, Ballet Hispanico, 167 West 89 Street, New York, NY 10024 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please include your name and the words “Institutional Giving Manager” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Ballet Hispanico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Education & Outreach Teaching Artists
Ballet Hispanico is currently accepting teaching artist applications for part-time work in our Education & Outreach program.
We offer a series of dance education residency activities that serve students, educators, dance audiences, parents and the general public. At Ballet Hispanico we share a unique blend of dance and learning about the Hispanic and Latino Diaspora. Our programs support student achievement in the classroom and inspiring a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime.
We invite applications from Teaching artists who specialize in: Afro-Caribbean, Creative Movement, Folkloric Dances from the Americas, Latin Partner Dances, Modern Dance (Choreography and Repertory Work), Dances from Spain/Flamenco, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Dance Composition, Improvisation, Technique, Partnering. We welcome
submissions related to other dance forms of the Americas not listed here.
Ballet Hispanico Teaching artists possess:
- experience teaching in k-12 urban school settings and communities of teachers, parents and neighborhood centers
- a passion for working in schools with children who may have never danced before
- an educational background that supports sequential, scaffolded teaching that is fun and organized
- strong, engaging and positive classroom management and interpersonal skills
- the ability to create fun lessons that take complicated steps and make them accessible to children in an easy to understand, child-friendly structured manner
- knowledge about Ballet Hispanico’s history and awareness of social and historical influence of Hispanic and Latino culture on the dance form they teach
- a demonstrated ability to plan lessons and an entire residency including the integration of the art form into classroom curriculum
- a demeanor that reflects warmth, openness, enthusiasm, willingness to grow and work as part of a team.
- excellent administrative skills related to deadlines, email responsiveness, flexibility and professionalism
Please send cover letter, resumes, and
sample residency outline to: email@example.com
Internships and Volunteers
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Ballet Hispanico offers a comprehensive, full-time and part-time internship program. Interns experience professional and educational mentorship in the areas of Arts Administration, Marketing, Production and Education. If you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, recent college graduate or an early-career professional, you could be part of this fantastic program! (see descriptions below).
- Invitations to BH events, rehearsals, and performances
- Exposure to the workings of all departments
- Attendance at departmental and full staff meetings
- Network with staff and professionals in the field
- Gain experience that will increase value to prospective employers
- Build a resume and references
A complete application consisting of the following:
- A cover letter describing of your career path and how it relates to being an intern at Ballet Hispanico. Please also include which internship(s) you are applying for
- A resume including administrative and relevant experience
WAYS TO APPLY
All material should be addressed to BH Internship Program.
Please submit your application only once by one of the means below:
Ballet Hispanico Internship Program:
167 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024;
Fax: (212) 362-3081
Please, no duplicate submissions and no phone calls.
Once we have received your application, our office will be in touch to confirm receipt of your materials, and/or set-up an interview.
- Fall (September-December): July 31st
- Spring (February-June): November 30th
- Summer (June-August): March 30th
The Development Intern will play an important role and provide administrative support in all fundraising activities including: special events (includes our Spring Gala and Junior Society event), grant writing, and other administrative data-entry tasks. The Development Intern will report to the External Affairs Assistant and work closely with the Events Manager and Director of Development. Duties and Responsibilities:
• Enter and update data in the Raiser’s Edge database including gifts, pledges, contact information and event attendance;
• Process event gifts--includes drafting acknowledgments and filing copies;
• Assist with event logistics for key Ballet Hispanico events such as the Spring Gala and Junior Society. Includes: creating on-site event collaterals (programs, nametags, check-in signs, etc.), managing RSVPs, following up with donors before and after events to finalize guest names, managing submission of advertisements and elected officials’ letters for journal;
• Assist with preparation of grant proposals and reports to foundations, corporations and government entities;
• Research prospective funders and event attendees;
• Assist with ticketing for the Company’s New York season at the Joyce Theater;
• Assist Development staff as needed. Required skills:
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with people at all levels.
• Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize work in order to meet important deadlines.
• Computer proficiency: MS Excel, Word, Outlook required. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Adobe Photoshop and MailChimp a plus.
• Must be a self-starter with a proactive approach to work.
• Spanish language skills a plus. Compensation
Applicants are encouraged to seek academic credit through their school. Alternative compensation will be arranged for students who cannot receive course credit.Start Date:
Candidates are invited to send a letter of interest and resume to: Director of Development, Ballet Hispanico, 167 West 89 Street, New York, NY 10024 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and the words “Development Intern” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Ballet Hispanico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
COMPANY MANAGEMENT INTERNS
Gain insight into the details of this type of work by researching and creating tour packs, assisting in the drafting of dancer contracts, helping to coordinate tour travel needs, and researching licensing for music rights. Supervised by the Company Manager, interns will have an opportunity to experience the full process, from inception, to rehearsal, pre-production, to performance, of a professional company. They will interact with the Production team, Rehearsal Director and support the efforts of the Artistic Director. Attention to detail is essential, as is an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 15-20 hours per week. SPRING
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Interns work with the Education Staff in administering residencies, student performances, Performances for Young People, professional development workshops, and family workshops. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gathering resources and information that supports the development of education materials for educators and teaching artists; and assisting teaching artists during workshops. In addition, interns will have opportunities to observe our seasoned teaching artists in action. 10-20 hours per week. SPRING, SUMMER
Assist Technical Director, who handles all technical aspects of Ballet Hispanico productions with the School, Company and Education & Outreach, including benefits, special events, and workshops. Interns also assist in providing administrative support to the production department (Stage Manager and Wardrobe Supervisor). Full-time SUMMER ONLY
Interns work closely with the Wardrobe Supervisor, the dance company, school personnel, and teaching artists. Responsibilities would include taking measurements, costume maintenance, performance dressing & quick changes. Interns will have the opportunity to work with productions staff for performances in May and June. Sewing Skills a must! SPRING, SUMMER